One thing that almost naturally follows from the workplace wellness trends we discussed in this article is a trend in itself: expanded employee assistance.
For more and more companies, employee assistance now also includes helping people with their non-working needs. Organizations have come to understand that if people are happy in their lives – that means both their personal and professional life – that they are more engaged and productive (as we mentioned in the previous trend).
What does expanded employee assistance look like?
Expanded employee assistance programs can include:
The possibility for employees to connect with counsellors to help them in areas such as financial services;
- Or legal-related assistance
- Offering people help when it comes to working from home with young children
- Or providing employees support with major life events